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March For Meals

March is synonymous with Meals on Wheels at Community Care Northumberland. Every year, we have been participating in March for Meals, an annual event to raise awareness, and community engagement with local Meals on Wheels programs across North America.

Meals on Wheels are More than just a meal:

  • Access to well-balanced, affordable meals is imperative to the independence and sustenance of isolated seniors and individuals with disabilities.
  • Research shows that healthy eating provides essential energy and nutrients for general welfare and maintenance of health and functional autonomy, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases at older ages.
  • The benefits of Meals on Wheels are emotional and psychological, as well as physical. Sometimes, a volunteer may be the only person a client interacts with on a given day.
  • Meals on Wheels volunteers perform a valuable security check for isolated clients and can notify the proper authorities in the case of accident or injury.

In Northumberland County, meals are delivered through all of our local community offices. Last year over 26,000 meals were delivered locally to 593 residents making a true difference in the day to day lives.

You can help out by volunteering to deliver meals on wheels and/or asking your friends and neighbours to volunteer. It only takes one hour and you can choose how often you want to deliver. You can also help out by referring a friend or neighbour to the Meals on Wheels program if you think they would benefit from an affordable, hot meal.